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ANCHOR SUPERS MIAMI BROKEN VASE-VO
KEY LIST TEASE THREE-2 SHOT
OPEN-CLIP TZ3 B) BUZZFEED PHOTOSHOP-VOTOPS
VEH. HOMICIDE FIRST APPEARANCE-VOTOPS 2 SHOT OPEN 12:30-CLIP
VEH. HOMICIDE FIRST APPEARANCE-PKG LEHIGH ARMED ROBBERY-VO TC MON
CLEAN WATER RALLY-2SHOT TRX OBX LEHIGH ARMED ROBBERY-PKG
CLEAN WATER RALLY-LIVE U VEH. HOMICIDE FIRST APPEARANCE-TRX SS VO
CLEAN WATER RALLY-VO CLEAN WATER RALLY-TRX VO OC
CLEAN WATER RALLY-LIVE U DOWNTOWN FM HOTEL-VO
CLEAN WATER RALLY-TRX VO OC WINTER STORM-TRX EBOX TOPS
LEHIGH ARMED ROBBERY-TRX MAP VOWIPE WINTER STORM-PKG
LEHIGH ARMED ROBBERY-SOTVO STIMULUS ANNIVERSARY-TRX VO
DOWNTOWN FM HOTEL-VO STIMULUS ANNIVERSARY-SOTVO
WINTER STORM-TRX O ANI STOCKS-TRX BIGBOARD TOPS
WINTER STORM-PKG AMERICAN RENOUNCE CITIZENSHIP-VO
WINTER ECONOMY-VO BOAT SPEED ZONES-VO
OBAMA ECONOMY-VO I75 HANCOCK BRIDGE PARKWAY-TRX SS WIPE
STOCKS-TRX BIGBOARD TOPS I75 PAVING PROJECT-VOTOPS
LEE COUNTY IMPACT FEES-OC BUZZFEED PHOTOSHOP-VO PLASMA
I75 HANCOCK BRIDGE PARKWAY-TRX SS WIPE BUZZFEED PHOTOSHOP-PKG
I75 PAVING PROJECT-VOTOPS JIMMY FALLON-2 SHOT VO
TEASE ONE-2 SHOT TEASE FOUR-2 SHOT
TZ1 A) APPLE COULD EXPAND-VO TZ2 A) ABUSED CRAIGSLIST PUPPIES-SOTVO
TZ1 B) FIREFIGHTING GOATS-VOTOPS TZ4 B) KANSAS SPANKING BILL-VOTOPS
WEATHER-STC WEATHER TEASE-WXCTR
APPLE COULD EXPAND-TRX VO PLASMA ABUSED CRAIGSLIST PUPPIES-VO PLASMA
HOT POCKETS RECALL-VOTOPS ABUSED CRAIGSLIST PUPPIES-PKG
EAGLE LEAD POISONING-SOTVO ABUSED CRAIGSLIST PUPPIES-OC
CHICKEN ROLLOVER-TRX VOTOPS CARGO LEAVES ISS-VO
FIREFIGHTING GOATS-VO SNOW MT RUSHMORE-TRX VOTOPS
VACATION DEPRIVED-VO FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL KANSAS SPANKING BILL-2 SHOT
SOCHI OPEN-CLIP KANSAS SPANKING BILL-PKG
SOCHI TODAY-EBOX TOPS VO FULL WIPE BAD BUS DRIVER-VO
SOCHI TODAY-VOTOPS WIPE SOCHI OPEN-CLIP
SOCHI TODAY-VOTOPS SOCHI TODAY-EBOX TOPS
OLYMPIC MEDAL COUNT-2 SHOT CG SOCHI TODAY-PKG
TEASE TWO-2 SHOT OLYMPIC MEDAL COUNT-TRX 2 SHOT CG
TZ4 A) PHONY SERVICE DOGS-VO LEHIGH ARMED ROBBERY-VO TOPS
PHONY SERVICE DOGS-VO TC MON SR 82 FATAL CRASH-SS TOPS VO
PHONY SERVICE DOGS-TRX PKG CLEAN WATER PROTEST-VOTOPS
PHONY SERVICE DOGS-OC MARKET WATCH-SATLIVE
LEHIGH HOUSE TARGETED-TRX SOTVO CLOSE-3-SHOT
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VEH. HOMICIDE FIRST APPEARANCE-VOTOPS 2 SHOT


NEW VIDEO AT MIDDAY.

A MAN DEPUTIES SAY KILLED TWO PEOPLE IN NOVEMBER WENT BEFORE A JUDGE TODAY.

REMIJIO SALDANA PEREZ IS CHARGED WITH NEGLIGENT MANSLAUGHTER AFTER A DRUNK DRIVING ACCIDENT.

INVESTIGATORS SAY HE WAS DRUNK AND RAN A STOP SIGN ON NOVEMBER 26TH ON STATE ROAD 82 AND COLUMBUS BOULEVARD.

NBC2'S SAM SWEENEY REPORTS,

PEREZ WAS ARRESTED WITHOUT INCIDENT AT HIS HOME THIS WEEK. Return to index of stories...


VEH. HOMICIDE FIRST APPEARANCE-PKG


PEREZ IS NOW BEING HELD ON 100 THOUSANDS DOLLARS BOND.

HE STOOD IN SILENCE IN FRONT OF THE JUDGE ABOUT AN HOUR AGO.

HE IS CHARGED WITH KILLING TWO PEOPLE. INVESTIGATORS SAY HE WAS DRUNK AND RAN A STOP SIGN ON NOVEMBER 26TH ON STATE ROAD 82 AND COLUMBUS BLVD.

TAKE VO

THIS WAS THE SCENE AFTER THE VICTIMS' SUV FLEW ACROSS ALL LANES OF TRAFFIC AND FLIPPED INTO A CANAL FULL OF WATER.

THE TWO PEOPLE IN THE CAR DIED ON THE SCENE.

THE JUDGE SAYS HE WAS LENIENT ON THE BOND AS THIS MAN HAS NO CRIMINAL HISTORY.

PEREZ HAS BEEN WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL AFTER THE ACCIDENT, BUT WAS RELEASED.

TAKE LIVE

AFTER LAB RESULTS CAME IN THIS WEEK.

THE INVESTIGATION WRAPPED UP AND PEREZ WAS ARRESTED WITHOUT INCIDENT AT HIS HOME.

LIVE IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS SAM SWEENEY NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


CLEAN WATER RALLY-2SHOT TRX OBX


DEVELOPING AT MIDDAY.

A LONG HAUL FOR A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA GROUP IS ALMOST OVER.

ABOUT 25 PEOPLE PACKED A CHARTER BUS HEADED TO THE STATE CAPITOL.

THEY'RE DETERMINED TO GET TO TALLAHASSEE DESPITE AN EARLY MORNING SET BACK.

THE BUS DRIVER OVERSLEPT.

THEN THEIR BUS BROKE DOWN - AND PEOPLE LEFT IN FRUSTRATION.

NBC2'S STEVE CAMPION IS ON BOARD WITH THEM AS THEY MAKE THE TRIP.

HE'S LIVE ON INTERSTATE 10.

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CLEAN WATER RALLY-LIVE U


TALK ABOUT SETBACKS.

WE SHOULD ALREADY BE IN TALLY -

AS YOU CAN SEE THAT ISN'T SHAKING THEIR SPIRITS THIS AFTERNOON.

JUST LISTEN. Return to index of stories...


CLEAN WATER RALLY-VO


THEY;RE PLEADING FOR A CLEANER FUTURE FOR SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

AS WE'VE SEEN OVER THE PAST YEAR

- WATER ISSUES SEEM NEVER-ENDING.

FIRST WE SAW HARMFUL LEVELS OF LAKE OKEECHOBEE WATER RELEASES THIS SUMMER.

NOW, IN THE DRY MONHTS - TAPE GRASS IS DYING OFF IN THE CALOOSAHATCHEE RIVER THREATENING OUR MANATEES.

THIS IS SUCH A COMPLICATED PROBLEM -

IT'S TAKE DECADES TO GET TO THIS POINT AND WON'T BE FIXED OVERNIGHT. Return to index of stories...


CLEAN WATER RALLY-LIVE U


THE FOLKS HERE - SAY THAT'S FINE.

THEY JUST WANT POLITICIANS TO MAKE IT A TOP PRIORITY. URGING THEM TO SIGN THE FLORIDANS' CLEAR WATER DECLARTION.

OF COURSE, WE'RE GOING TO BE THERE EVERY STEP OF THE WAY AS THEY TAKE THEIR FIGHT TO LAWMAKERS.

COUNT ON US TO LET YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENS.

LIVE ON I -10 IN FLORIDA'S PANDHANDLE, STEVE CAMPION, NBC2 Return to index of stories...


CLEAN WATER RALLY-TRX VO OC


DEVELOPING AT MIDDAY.

NBC2 IS IN TALLAHASEE TODAY WITH A GROUP CALLE THE "WATER WARRIORS".

THEY'RE DEMANDING CLEAN WATER FROM LAWMAKERS.

URGING THEM TO SIGN THE FLORIDIANS' CLEAN WATER DECLARATION.

IN LEE COUNTY DURING THE WINTER MONTHS,

BILLIONS OF GALLONS OF UNTREATED, DIRTY WATER IS DUMPED INTO THE CALOOSAHATCHEE RIVER,

AND PUSHED OUT TO THE GULF OF MEXICO.

EXPERTS BLAME THE WATER FOR RED TIDE, MANATEE DEATHS, ALGAE ISSUES, AND FISH KILLS.

OTHERS FROM ACROSS THE STATE ARE CONVERGING ON THE CAPITOL TODAY.

COUNT ON NBC2 FOR UPDATES FROM TALLAHASSEE TODAY. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH ARMED ROBBERY-TRX MAP VOWIPE


SCARY MOMENTS FOR TWO MEN IN LEHIGH ACRES, CARJACKED BY A GROUP OF ARMED PEOPLE.

THE CAR WAS FOUND HOURS LATER - 3 PEOPLE WERE TAKEN INTO CUSTODY.

THE CRIME HAPPENED ON ICHABOD AVENUE IN LEHIGH OVERNIGHT AROUND 11:30.

THE CAR WAS FOUND IN FORT MYERS ON VERONICA SHOEMAKER BOULEVARD NEAR DALE STREET AROUND 3:00 THIS MORNING.

THE VICTIMS REPORTEDLY WERE GOING TO MEET A GIRL, WHEN SEVERAL MEN WALKED UP TO THEIR CAR TOLD THEM TO GET OUT AND EMPTY THEIR POCKETS.

THEY TOOK THEIR WALLETS, PHONES AND THE CAR.

WE TALKED WITH ONE NEIGHBOR WHO DIDN'T WANT US TO SHOW HER FACE.

SHE TELLS US DEPUTIES EVEN SEARCHED HER HOME, LISTEN TO THIS. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH ARMED ROBBERY-SOTVO


"We were asleep -- it was about midnight. and the cops came and knocked on the door and said people were running through the neighborhood, asked if we saw anything. They came in and looked around and wouldn't say anything, but they were here for hours."

DEPUTIES FOUND THE STOLEN CAR - THE DRIVER - GOING THE WRONG WAY DOWN VERONICA SHOEMAKER BLVD.

THE PEOPLE STOPPED THE CAR AND RAN OFF.

3 OF THEM WERE CAPTURED.

WE'RE STILL WORKING TO GET SUSPECTS NAMES. Return to index of stories...


DOWNTOWN FM HOTEL-VO


IN JUST A COUPLE OF HOURS FROM NOW IN LEE COUNTY,

A DEVELOPER WILL BE SUBMITTING HOTEL PLANS IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS.

A DEVELOPER WANTS TO BUILD NEXT TO THE HARBORSIDE EVENT CENTER.

THIS, AFTER ANOTHER DEVELOPER BACKED OUT LAST YEAR.

THE NEW DEVELOPER IS WESTERN NATIONAL CAPITAL PARTNERS, BASED IN CALIFORNIA.

COUNT ON NBC2 TO LET YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENS. Return to index of stories...


WINTER STORM-TRX O ANI


AMERICANS ACROSS THE MIDWEST AND NEW ENGLAND ARE CRYING "UNCLE" TODAY.

ANOTHER WINTER BLAST IS HAMMERING THE COUNTRY WITH SNOW, FREEZING RAIN AND THUNDER-SNOW

TAHMAN BRADLEY HAS THE LATEST AT MIDDAY. Return to index of stories...


WINTER STORM-PKG


Overnight, another winter storm unleashed its fury.

Across the Midwest -- howling winds, ice and snow -- some areas got 1 to 3

inches per hour.

MOS - Chicago

"I THINK IT'S RIDICULOUS. WE SHOULD HAVE SPRING ALREADY. I HATE THIS WEATHER

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Whiteout conditions in parts of Iowa and Wisconsin.

15 semis and 40 cars were involved in this wreck on I-94 in Michigan.

In Illinois -- thundersnow.

NATS - thundersnow in Champaign, IL

In Chicago, there's so much snow on the ground the snowbanks are now taller

than cars.

MOS - Chicago

"I'M GETTING TIRED OF IT. BECAUSE IT'S BEEN GOING ON FOREVER."

Across New England, crews are racing to get salt to towns desperately in

need.

SOT Paul Lamb, Mgr, Eastern Minerals, Inc.

"WE'RE PROBABLY ADDED ABOUT 300,000 TONS TO OUR SHIPMENT."

SOT Paul Carlson, Crane Operator

"THE PRESSURE'S ON. YOU GOTTA GET THE SHIPS OUT. YOU GOTTA GET THAT SALT OUT

OF THERE."

Some cities have brought in bulldozers and trucks to remove heaps of snow

that the plows can't get.

And all this snow is creating another problem for homeowners -- ice dams.

MOS Bill Thum, Delanco, NJ

"IT'S LEAKING THE NEIGHBORS HERE, FROM THE GUTTER. AND WE'RE TRYING TO GET

THE ICE UP."

Heat from inside homes melts snow piled up on roofs The water then

pools in gutters and refreezes solid.

SOT Mike Hilborn, Owner, Roof to Deck Restoration, Chicago

"AND THEN IT ACTUALLY SEEPS UNDERNEATH THE SHINGLES THROUGH THE TARPAPER,

AND INTO PEOPLE'S HOMES."

The water can ruin walls, floors, ceilings and electrical wiring - causing

tens of thousands of dollars in damage. Return to index of stories...


WINTER ECONOMY-VO


TAHMAN BRADLEY REPORTING.

ALL OF THIS WINTER WEATHER IS SMACKING THE ECONOMY HARD.

COSTING THE U-S ECONOMY $50 BILLION.

ESPECIALLY THE RETAIL SECTOR,

WITH A DOWNWARD SPIRAL EXPECTED TO CONTINUE UNTIL THE END OF THIS MONTH.

THE ONE BRIGHT SPOT IS GARDENING SALES.

THAT'S PROBABLY BECAUSE MORE AMERICANS ARE BUYING SHOVELS TO DIG OUT OF THE SNOW. Return to index of stories...


OBAMA ECONOMY-VO


THE ECONOMY TAKES CENTER STAGE TODAY.

PRESIDENT OBAMA IS IN MARYLAND, SPEAKING AT A SAFEWAY DISTRIBUTION CENTER.

THIS IS VIDEO FROM THE PRESIDENT'S LAST TRIP TO PROMOTE HIS ECONOMIC AGENDA, TOURING A MANUFACTURING INSTITUTE IN NORTH CAROLINA LAST MONTH.

HE SAID THEN, THAT 2014 WILL BE A YEAR OF ACTION. Return to index of stories...


STOCKS-TRX BIGBOARD TOPS


THE STOCK MARKET IS GETTING OFF TO A MIXED START AS TRADERS RETURN FROM A LONG HOLIDAY WEEKEND.

COCA-COLA SLUMPED AFTER TURNING IN DISAPPOINTING QUARTERLY RESULTS.

RIGHT NOW THE DOW ___. Return to index of stories...


LEE COUNTY IMPACT FEES-OC


NBC2 IS WITH LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS TODAY, AS THEY TALK ABOUT THE FUTURE OF IMPACT FEES.

THE FEES ARE IMPOSED ON ALL NEW CONSTRUCTION OF HOMES OR BUILDINGS IN LEE COUNTY.

THE MONEY IS USED TO BUILD SCHOOLS AND FIRE DEPARTMENTS IN GROWING COMMUNITIES.

LAST YEAR - COMMISSIONERS AGREED TO LOWER THE IMPACT FEE BY 80 PERCENT, TO SEE IF IT WOULD BRING IN MORE BUILDERS AND INCREASE THE TAX BASE.

STAFF FOUND THE NUMBER OF PERMITS TO BUILD HOMES NEARLY DOUBLED FROM THE YEAR BEFORE. Return to index of stories...


I75 HANCOCK BRIDGE PARKWAY-TRX SS WIPE


NBC2 WITH A TRAFFIC ALERT FOR YOU.

MAINTENANCE CREWS WILL BE WORKING ON U.S. 41 AT HANCOCK BRIDGE PARKWAY STARTING AT 7:30 TONIGHT.

IT'S EXPECTED TO RE-OPEN BY 6:00 O'CLOCK TOMORROW MORNING.

CREWS WILL BE BUILDING A DRIVEWAY CONNECTION. Return to index of stories...


I75 PAVING PROJECT-VOTOPS


I-75 NEAR MILE MARKER 130 IS ALL CLEAR AFTER A MAINTENENCE PROJECT OVERNIGHT.

CREWS WERE PAVING THE SOUTHBOUND OUTSIDE TRAVEL LANE.

NO PROBLEMS TO REPORT WHILE F-DOT CREWS WERE WORKING. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2 SHOT


FORGET ABOUT IPADS AND IPODS.

THIS TIME, APPLE IS THINKING BIGGER.

NBC2 SHOWS YOU THE MAN THEY COULD BRING IN TO MAKE IT HAPPEN,

AND WHAT THE TECH GIANT WOULD GAIN.

NO LAWN MOWERS HERE.

JUST SOME HUNGRY GOATS.

IT'S THE BEST DEFENSE AGAINST THE HOT SUN FOR ONE TEXAS TOWN.

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TZ1 A) APPLE COULD EXPAND-VO


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TZ1 B) FIREFIGHTING GOATS-VOTOPS


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WEATHER-STC


WEATHER IS COMING UP. Return to index of stories...


APPLE COULD EXPAND-TRX VO PLASMA


IN CONSUMER NEWS,

APPLE MAY BE LOOKING TO EXPAND BEYOND iPHONES AND iPADS.

A NEW REPORT SHOWS APPLE SECRETLY MET WITH TESLA MOTORS CEO ELON MUSK LAST YEAR.

SOME ANALYSTS SAY APPLE COULD BUY THE ELECTRIC CAR MAKER, TO GAIN THE SERVICES OF MUSK, A LEADING INNOVATOR LIKE STEVE JOBS.

MUSK IS THE MAN BEHIND PAYPAL, TESLA, AND SPACE X. Return to index of stories...


HOT POCKETS RECALL-VOTOPS


NBC2 WITH A RECALL ON HOTPOCKETS.

THE FROZEN FOOD MAKER IS PULLING PHILLY STEAK AND CHEESE SANDWICHES OUT OF STORES, BECAUSE THE MEAT LACKED PROPER INSEPECTION.

THE MEAT COMES FROM THE RANCHO FEEDING CORPORATION.

THERE ARE NO REPORTS OF ANYONE GETTING SICK.

YOU CAN TAKE THE HOTPOCKETS BACK TO THE STORE FOR A FULL REFUND. Return to index of stories...


EAGLE LEAD POISONING-SOTVO


IT'S A RATHER UNSUAL STORY OUT OF UTAH TODAY.

WILDLIFE VOLUNTEERS SAY BALD EAGLES ARE BEING KILLED BY LEAD POISONING.

"We're poisoning those animals and its a long slow painful death."

THREE CONFIRMED CASES IN THE PAST FEW WEEKS.

ANIMAL EXPERTS SAY THE EAGLES ARE SWALLOWING BUCKSHOT LEFT BEHIND BY HUNTERS.

X-RAYS AND BLOOD TESTS SHOW EVIDENCE OF BUCKSHOT.

EXPERTS ARE ASKING HUNTERS TO SWITCH TO A GREENER AMMUNITION. Return to index of stories...


CHICKEN ROLLOVER-TRX VOTOPS


THOUSANDS OF CHICKENS RUN A MUCK AFTER A SEMI-TRUCK OVERTURNS IN SAN DIEGO.

THE DRIVER SAID HE SWERVED TO MISS A DEER.

HE WAS CARRYING ABOUT 26-HUNDRED CHICKENS.

SOME OF THEM DID NOT SURVIVE.

THE REST WERE ROUNDED UP. Return to index of stories...


FIREFIGHTING GOATS-VO


LEADERS IN SAN ANTONIO TEXAS ARE GETTING READY FOR BRUSHFIRE SEASON.

THEY'RE USING MORE THAN JUST BIG TRUCKS AND WATER.

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS.

NEW VIDEO OF GOATS AT MIDDAY.

THEY CAN EAT JUST ABOUT ANYTHING, INCLUDING ALL THAT BRUSH THAT CAN CATCH FIRE UNDER THE HOT TEXAS SUN.

THE GOATS PREFER WEEDS TO GRASS,

WORK ON STEEP HILLS, AND DON'T MAKE MUCH NOISE.

THEY'VE EVEN CAUGHT THE EYE OF THE TEXAS A&M FORESTRY SERVICE. Return to index of stories...


VACATION DEPRIVED-VO


NEW AT MIDDAY,

TRAVEL SITE EXPEDIA BELIEVES MOST OF US ARE VACATION DEPRIVED.

60% OF AMERICANS FEEL THEY NEED ONE.

EMPLOYEES ARE ON AVERAGE ONLY USING 10 OF 14 ALLOTTED DAYS PER YEAR.

BASED ON THE ROUGHLY 144 MILLION PEOPLE EMPLOYED IN THE U-S, THAT MEANS MORE THAN 500 MILLION VACATION DAYS ARE LEFT UNUSED! Return to index of stories...


FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA.

GORGEOUS WEATHER CONTINUES

Tuesday morning started off with seasonally cool temperatures in place across Southwest Florida. Through the day, an abundance of sunshine will continue as temperatures warm into the lower 80s. Winds from the east-southeast around 5-10 mph will turn onshore near the coast this afternoon. That afternoon sea breeze will keep the highs on the beaches just a bit cooler; topping out in the upper 70s. We don't have any rain chances today or through the rest of the work week. There will be subtle differences each day as winds turn a bit more southerly and transport more humidity and a few more clouds into our area by the end of the week.

Into the weekend, we'll bring in more clouds along with the chance for a few showers late Saturday into Sunday. By no means does this look like a wash out and right now, you should go on with your weekend planning.

By Monday, we are looking at better chances for scattered showers in the area. Return to index of stories...


SOCHI OPEN-CLIP


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SOCHI TODAY-EBOX TOPS VO FULL WIPE


TEAM USA HEADS TO THE MOUNTAINS FOR SKIING AND BOBSLEDDING TODAY.

TODAY, AMERICA'S MOST DECORATED FEMALE ALPINE SKIER WILL TAKE TO THE MOUNTAIN.

JULIA MANCUSO IS LOOKING FOR HER SECOND MEDAL OF THESE GAMES IN THE GIANT SLALOM.

SO DOES 18-YEAR-OLD ALPINE SKIER MIKAELA SHIFFRIN.

SHE MAKES HER FIRST-EVER OLYMPIC RUN. Return to index of stories...


SOCHI TODAY-VOTOPS WIPE


AS THE WOMEN'S BOBSLED TEAMS TAKE THE TRACK THEY'LL BE LOOKING TO EXTEND THEIR WINNING STREAK.

AN AMERICAN SLED HAS MEDALED IN EVERY OLYMPICS SINCE THE EVENT'S DEBUT IN 2002. Return to index of stories...


SOCHI TODAY-VOTOPS


AFTER CARRYING THE FLAG TO LEAD TEAM U-S-A IN THE OPENING CEREMONY.

TODD LODWICK WILL TRY TO LEAD THE U-S NORDIC COMBINED TEAM TO A MEDAL TODAY.

THE 37-YEAR-OLD IS COMPETING IN A U-S RECORD, SIXTH WINTER GAMES. Return to index of stories...


OLYMPIC MEDAL COUNT-2 SHOT CG


KEEP IN MIND RAIN CONTINUES TO BE AN ISSUE TODAY.

AND CREWS REMAIN ON STANDY WITH SNOW JUST IN CASE.

LET'S TALK ABOUT THE MEDAL COUNT.

THIS IS YOUR WARNING, WE ARE ABOUT TO START THE MUSIC AND SHOW YOU THE RESULTS.

IF YOU DON'T WANT TO SEE THEM, NOW IS THE TIME TO TURN AWAY. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-2 SHOT


AS MUCH AS WE LOVE OUR DOGS,

WE KNOW - THEY'RE NOT WELCOME EVERYWHERE.

SOME DOG OWNERS HAVE FOUND A WAY TO TRICK THE SYSTEM.

THEY ARE TURNING THEIR PETS INTO PHONY SERVICE DOGS. Return to index of stories...


TZ4 A) PHONY SERVICE DOGS-VO


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PHONY SERVICE DOGS-VO TC MON


FOR MANY DOG OWNERS, YOUR PET IS REALLY A PART OF YOUR FAMILY.

SO MUCH SO MIGHT WANT TO TAKE YOUR DOGS, OR DOGS *EVERYWHERE.

BUT AS LIZ CRENSHAW REPORTS,

THAT TOGETHERNESS IS TAKING SOME DUBIOUS TURNS. Return to index of stories...


PHONY SERVICE DOGS-TRX PKG


nats of Nancy w/ Arkin

NANCY LAGASSE'S /LA-GAS-EE'S/ DOG, ARKIN, NEVER LEAVES HER SIDE.

BUT THERE'S A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ARKIN AND OTHER DOGS.

ARKIN IS A SERVICE DOG.

"he's trained to work for me"

LAGASSE HAS MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS. AND RELIES ON ARKIN TO HELP HER WITH EVERYDAY TASKS.

FROM RETRIEVING FOOD FROM THE FRIDGE. PICKING THINGS UP FROM THE FLOOR,

AND EVEN HELPS HER WHEN SHE SHOPS.

"i love him like a pet but he is my working dog."

THAT'S WHY ARKIN IS PERMITTED TO GO EVERYWHERE WITH LAGASSE.

"restaurants, stores, retail stores. the movies. we were just at the kennedy center"

THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ALLOWS SERVICE ANIMALS TO ACCOMPANY PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES WHEREVER THE PUBLIC IS ALLOWED TO GO.

BUT LAGASSE SAYS SHE RUNS INTO PROBLEMS WHEN PEOPLE PRETEND TO HAVE A SERVICE ANIMAL.

LIKE ONE SHE RAN INTO IN A LOCAL RESTAURANT.

"a lady had her dog in there, a big black german shepard and the dog got one look at arkin and went ballistic."

ITS EASY TO PRETEND YOUR PET IS A SERVICE ANIMAL. JUST GO TO ONE OF MANY WEBSITES SELLING SERVICE ANIMAL VESTS AND ID'S. THERE IS NOTHING IN THE LAW TO STOP THE PRETENDERS.

"the law is about protecting the rights of individuals with disabilities not penalizing individuals that don't have a disability that want to take advantage of having an animal accompany them places"

ARKIN WAS TRAINED FOR SIX MONTHS BY A NON-PROFIT CALLED CANINE COMPANIONS FOR INDEPENDENCE.

THE GUIDE DOG FOUNDATION FOR THE BLIND TRAINS BOTH GUIDE AND SERVICE DOGS.

BUT THE DISABLED ARE NOT REQUIRED TO SHOW PROOF THE DOG IS TRAINED.

"there is not any certification that is required for having a service animal at all"

AND THE LAW PROHIBITS ANYONE TO CHALLENGE SOMEONE CLAIMING TO HAVE A SERVICE DOG. BUSINESSES, LIKE RESTAURANTS, SAY FAKE SERVICE DOGS ARE A PROBLEM.

"There have been several cases that we are aware of in different places where individuals have gone in with dogs that have not been trained and they have caused concern with other patrons and with the restaurants themselves."

THE NATIONAL RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION HAS PARTNERED WITH CANINE COMPANIONS IN AN EFFORT TO STOP THE ONLINE SALE OF FRAUDULENT SERVICE ANIMAL PRODUCTS. COLLECTING MORE THAN 15-THOUSAND SIGNATURES ON A PETITION TO BE SENT TO THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE.

"people who lie or take advantage of disabled people it infuriates me, it makes me sick. people with disabilities have a tough enough time" Return to index of stories...


PHONY SERVICE DOGS-OC


LIZ CRENSHAW REPORTING.

THE GOVERNMENT DOES NOT ENFORCE ANY LAW TO PREVENT PEOPLE FROM PRETENDING TO HAVE A SERVICE DOG.

BUSINESSES DO HAVE THE RIGHT TO ASK ANYONE WITH A DOG THAT MISBEHAVES TO LEAVE. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH HOUSE TARGETED-TRX SOTVO


NOW TO A TROUBLING CRIME ALERT IN LEHIGH ACRES.

TODAY A VANDAL IS STILL AT LARGE, AFTER SETTING A WOMAN'S CAR ON FIRE, AND WRITING A RACIAL SLUR ACROSS THE FRONT OF HER HOME.

Kela Hunte

Lehigh Acres

7 seconds

Hell yea I'm scared- I slept on the couch with clothes and shoes on

and the blinds open last night

KELA HUNTE SAYS FIREFIGHTERS WOKE HER UP TO SHOW HER THE DAMAGE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT.

WHAT SHE FOUND TERRIFIED HER - A SCORCHED CAR IN HER DRIVEWAY AND THE 'N' WORD SPRAY-PAINTED ACROSS HER GARAGE.

IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THIS CRIME, PLEASE CALL CRIMESTOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


FORT MYERS HOMICIDE-SS VO


A KILLER REMAINS AT LARGE AFTER A SHOOTING IN FORT MYERS MONDAY.

21-YEAR-OLD CREGG IVEY WAS KILLED.

IT HAPPENED AT CENTRAL AVENUE AND HANSON STREET.

THE POLICE DEPARTMENT IS OFFERING A 25-THOUSAND DOLLAR REWARD FOR ANY TIPS WHICH LEAD TO AN ARREST AND CONVICTION IN THIS CASE. Return to index of stories...


MIAMI BROKEN VASE-VO


A SOUTH FLORIDA ARTIST COULD GET UP TO FIVE YEARS IN PRISON.

POLICE SAY THE 51-YEAR OLD MAN SMASHED A ONE MILLION DOLLAR VASE AT MIAMI'S NEW ART MUSEUM.

A SECURITY GUARD TOLD HIM TO PUT THE VASE DOWN,

SO HE DID.

REPORTEDLY LETTING IT HIT THE FLOOR.

HE TOLD POLICE HE WAS PROTESTING THE MUSEUM'S LACK OF LOCAL ARTIST DISPLAYS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2 SHOT


REMOVING CURVES. BLEMISHES. AND WRINKLES.

FOR THOSE OF YOU WISHING TO LOOK LIKE MODELS ON MAGAZINE COVERS,

FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENS WHEN *REAL WOMEN GET THAT CHANCE.

AND A SURPRISING TREND TAKING SHAPE IN THE FASHION INDUSTRY. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 B) BUZZFEED PHOTOSHOP-VOTOPS


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LEHIGH ARMED ROBBERY-VO TC MON


THREE PEOPLE ARE NOW IN CUSTODY WANTED IN CONNECTION WITH A CAR JACKING IN LEHIGH ACRES.

IT HAPPENED THIS MORNING ON ICHABOD AVENUE.

THE CAR WAS FOUND ABOUT 9 MILES AWAY ALONG VERONICA SHOEMAKER IN FORT MYERS.

NBC2'S CLIFTON FRENCH REPORTS ON HOW IT ALL CAME TO AN END. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH ARMED ROBBERY-PKG


I JUST GOT THE REPORT IN MY EMAIL --

WE'RE LEARNING THE VICTIMS WERE TWO YOUNG MEN -- THEY WERE DRIVING UP TO THIS HOME TO MEET A GIRL WHEN SEVERAL MEN WALKED UP TO THEIR CAR TOLD THEM TO GET OUT AND EMPTY THEIR POCKETS.

THEY TOOK THEIR WALLETS, PHONES AND THE CAR.

VO:

IT TOOK NEARLY FOUR HOURS TO FIND THE CAR -- AND IT WAS NEARLY 9 MILES AWAY.

THIS IS EXCLUSIVE VIDEO FROM THE SCENE AFTER THAT CAR WAS PULLED OVER --

HERE'S WHAT WE KNOW --

DEPUTIES TELL ME THEY WERE SEARCHING FOR THIS CAR AFTER THREE TO FOUR ARMED SUSPECTS CAR JACKED SOMEONE.

THEY FOUND IT DRIVING THE WRONG WAY DOWN VERONICA S SHOEMAKER BLVD.

WHEN THEY TRIED TO PULL IT OVER -- THE PEOPLE GOT OUT OF THE CAR AND RAN OFF.

WE KNOW THREE PEOPLE WERE CAUGHT AND ARE IN CUSTODY.

I TALKED TO ONE NEIGHBOR WHO DIDN'T WANT TO SHOW HER FACE ON CAMERA -- SHE SAID DEPUTIES EVEN SEARCHED HER HOME -- LISTEN TO THIS.

SOT:

"We were asleep -- it was about midnight. and the cops came and knocked on the door and said people were running through the neighborhood, asked if we saw anything. They came in and looked around and wouldn't say anything, but they were here for hours."

trt: 16

LIVE:

WE'RE STILL WORKING TO GET SUSPECT NAMES.

COUNT US TO PASS ALONG NEW INFO AS WE GET IT.

LIVE IN LA, CF, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


VEH. HOMICIDE FIRST APPEARANCE-TRX SS VO


A MAN, DEPUTIES SAY KILLED TWO PEOPLE IN NOVEMBER GOES BEFORE A JUDGE TODAY.

REMIJIO PEREZ IS CHARGED WITH NEGLIGENT MANSLAUGHTER AFTER THAT DRUNK DRIVING CRASH.

HE STOOD SILENT BEFORE THE JUDGE TODAY.

PEREZ IS HELD ON 100 THOUSAND DOLLARS BOND.

INVESTIGATORS SAY HE WAS DRUNK AND RAN A STOP SIGN ON NOVEMBER 26TH ON STATE ROAD 82 AND COLUMBUS BOULEVARD.

AFTER LAB RESULTS CAME IN THIS WEEK, AND PEREZ WAS ARRESTED WITHOUT INCIDENT AT HIS HOME. Return to index of stories...


CLEAN WATER RALLY-TRX VO OC


ALSO DEVELOPING AT MIDDAY - NBC2 IS IN TALLAHASSEE TODAY WITH A GROUP CALLED THE "WATER WARRIORS".

THEY'RE DEMANDING CLEAN WATER FROM LAWMAKERS.

URGING THEM TO SIGN THE FLORIDIANS' CLEAN WATER DECLARATION.

IN LEE COUNTY DURING THE WINTER MONTHS,

BILLIONS OF GALLONS OF UNTREATED, DIRTY WATER IS DUMPED INTO THE CALOOSAHATCHEE RIVER,

AND PUSHED OUT TO THE GULF OF MEXICO.

EXPERTS BLAME THE WATER FOR RED TIDE, MANATEE DEATHS, ALGAE ISSUES, AND FISH KILLS.

OTHERS FROM ACROSS THE STATE ARE CONVERGING ON THE CAPITOL TODAY.

COUNT ON NBC2 FOR UPDATES FROM TALLAHASSEE TODAY. Return to index of stories...


DOWNTOWN FM HOTEL-VO


IN JUST A COUPLE OF HOURS FROM NOW IN LEE COUNTY,

HOTEL PLANS IN DOWNTOWN FORT MEYRS WILL BE SUBMITTED.

A DEVELOPER WANTS TO BUILD NEXT TO THE HARBORSIDE EVENT CENTER.

THIS,

AFTER ANOTHER DEVELOPER BACKED OUT LAST YEAR.

THE NEW DEVELOPER IS WESTERN NATIONAL CAPITAL PARTNERS,

BASED IN CALIFORNIA.

COUNT ON NBC2 TO LET YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENS. Return to index of stories...


WINTER STORM-TRX EBOX TOPS


OUR NEVER-ENDING WINTER BRINGS WITH IT - ANOTHER ROUND OF SNOW.

A FAST-MOVING STORM HAS ALREADY DROPPED SEVERAL INCHES OF SNOW IN THE MIDWEST AND IS NOW MOVING EAST.

INDRA PETERSONS HAS THE LATEST. Return to index of stories...


WINTER STORM-PKG


ONCE AGAIN THE NORTHEAST IS BRACING FOR ANOTHER SNOWY BLAST…

"I have to stop I can't see where I am"

THIS LATEST WINTER STORM, ALREADY CAUSING CRIPPLING WHITE-OUT CONDITIONS IN NORTHERN ILLINOIS AND SLAMMING THE CHICAGO AREA WITH UP TO 6 INCHES OF SNOW.

IN MILWAUKEE, ICY ROADS CAUSING A VEHICLE TO SPIN-OFF THE HIGHWAY HITTING *THIS* SQUAD CAR WHILE AT THE SCENE OF ANOTHER CRASH.

THE MASSIVE AMOUNT OF SNOWFALL FROM THE RELENTLESS STORMS NEARING RECORD BREAKING TOTALS.

"It's been a little bit too much snow for my taste."

WASHINGTON D.C. ALMOST DOUBLING ITS NORMAL AMOUNT OF SNOWFALL FOR FEBRUARY SO FAR WHILE NEW YORK CITY AND PHILADELPHIA TRIPLE THEIR YEARLY ACCUMULATIONs.

ALL THE SNOW CAUSING PROBLEMS FOR MANY SCHOOL SYSTEMS - OFFICIALS NOW FORCED TO MAKE UP SNOW DAYS.

IN PARTS OF PENNSYLVANIA, CLASS WAS IN SESSION ON PRESIDENT'S DAY.

"They may loose Easter Monday. They may lose a professional development day that the teachers are gonna have to have and a retreat day."

SCHOOLS IN DELAWARE CONSIDER EXTENDING DAYS BY 30 MINUTES AND SOME SCHOOLS IN NEW JERSEY MAY HOLD CLASSES ON SATURDAYS

"It kinda stinks."

BUT GET READY FOR THE BIG THAW! LATER THIS WEEK, TEMPERATURES WILL FINALLY RISE MELTING *THESE* MASSIVE ACCUMULATIONS OF SNOW FROM WASHINGTON D.C. TO MAINE!

ON THE WEST COAST, IT'S HEAVY AMOUNTS RAIN AND SNOW IN OREGON THAT BROUGHT DOWN TREES… DEMOLISHING HOMES AND LANDING INCHES AWAY FROM PEOPLE INSIDE.

"I can't see how she got out of it alive."

AND IN SEATTLE MUDSLIDES. TRAPPING THIS CAR ON THE HIGHWAY AND CLOSING SOME TRANSIT TRACKS. Return to index of stories...


STIMULUS ANNIVERSARY-TRX VO


INDRA PETERSONS REPORTING.

THIS WEEK MARKS THE FIVE YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE CONTROVERSIAL AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT ACT.

THE ROUGHLY 800 BILLION DOLLAR BILL WAS INTENDED TO PUT MILLIONS OF AMERICANS BACK TO WORK.

BUT TODAY, IN A NEW GALLOP POLL, ONE IN FOUR AMERICANS CALLED THE ECONOMY AND JOBS THE COUNTRY'S NUMBER ONE PROBLEM.

THIS HAS PEOPLE QUESTIONING WHETHER THE STIMULUS PLAN DID ITS JOB. Return to index of stories...


STIMULUS ANNIVERSARY-SOTVO


"There's so many obstacles and things to go through -- to just survive everyday

"I think people expected a bit of an upturn and its been quite the opposite."

THIS WHITE HOUSE MAINTAINS THE STIMULUS WAS A GOOD THING - CREATING ONE-POINT-SIX MILLION JOBS A YEAR, FOR FOUR YEARS, AND AVOIDED A SECOND GREAT DEPRESSION.

PRESIDENT OBAMA IS IN MARYLAND TODAY, SPEAKING ABOUT THE ECONOMY. Return to index of stories...


STOCKS-TRX BIGBOARD TOPS


THE STOCK MARKET IS GETTING OFF TO A MIXED START AS TRADERS RETURN FROM A LONG HOLIDAY WEEKEND.

COCA-COLA SLUMPED AFTER TURNING IN DISAPPOINTING QUARTERLY RESULTS,

LOOKING LIVE AT THE BIG BOARD.

The NASDAQ AND S & P ARE UP.

RIGHT NOW THE DOW ___. Return to index of stories...


AMERICAN RENOUNCE CITIZENSHIP-VO


NEW GOVERNMENT NUMBERS AT MIDDAY.

THREE-THOUSAND AMERICANS RENOUNCED THEIR CITIZENSHIP LAST YEAR.

THAT'S TRIPLE THE AVERAGE FOR THE PREVIOUS FIVE YEARS.

IT APPEARS TAXES MIGHT HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO THE SPIKE.

UNLIKE MOST COUNTRIES,

THE U-S TAXES CITIZENS ON ALL INCOME, NO MATTER WHERE IT IS EARNED OR WHERE THEY LIVE. Return to index of stories...


BOAT SPEED ZONES-VO


IN NAPLES, A PANEL OF 3 JUDGES REJECTS A CITY APPEAL OVER BOAT SPEED ZONES ON NAPLES BAY.

CITY ATTORNEY BOB PRITT PLANS TO BRIEF THE NAPLES CITY COUNCIL ON THE MATTER AT THE COUNCIL'S MEETING TOMORROW AT CITY HALL.

IT'S BEEN A LONG, ON-GOING ISSUE.

THE JUDGES SIDED WITH BOAT CAPTAINS, SAYING THE CITY DID NOT HAVE A VALID SPEED ZONE LAW ON THE BOOKS.

COUNT ON NBC2 FOR UPDATES. Return to index of stories...


I75 HANCOCK BRIDGE PARKWAY-TRX SS WIPE


NBC2 WITH A TRAFFIC ALERT FOR YOU.

WE WANT TO LET YOU KNOW - MAINTENANCE CREWS WILL BE WORKING ON U.S. 41 AT HANCOCK BRIDGE PARKWAY STARTING AT 7:30 TONIGHT.

IT'S EXPECTED TO RE-OPEN BY 6:00 O'CLOCK TOMORROW MORNING.

CREWS WILL BE BUILDING A DRIVEWAY CONNECTION. Return to index of stories...


I75 PAVING PROJECT-VOTOPS


I-75 NEAR MILE MARKER 130 IS ALL CLEAR AFTER A MAINTENANCE PROJECT OVERNIGHT.

CREWS WERE PAVING THE SOUTHBOUND OUTSIDE TRAVEL LANE. Return to index of stories...


BUZZFEED PHOTOSHOP-VO PLASMA


SOME PEOPLE WISH TO LOOK LIKE THE FLAWLESS MODELS ON MAGAZINE COVERS.

YOU'RE ABOUT TO MEET SOME REAL WOMEN WHO GOT THAT CHANCE.

AND YOU'RE NOT GOING TO BELIEVE THEIR REACTIONS WHEN THEY SAW THEMSELVES PHOTO-SHOPPED TO COVER MODEL PERFECTION.

LINSEY DAVIS HAS THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


BUZZFEED PHOTOSHOP-PKG


WE ARE BOMBARDED WITH IMAGES OF STRIKING BEAUTIES EVERY DAY BUT ARE WE

GETTING THE REAL PICTURE?

LENA DUNHAM MELISSA MCCARTHY PHOTOSHOPPED ON THE COVERS OF HIGH FASHION

MAGAZINES

REMOVING EVERY FLAW RIGHT DOWN TO.THE BRIGHTNESS OF THEIR SKIN TONE AND

THE CUT OF THEIR NECKLINE

BUT ISN'T THAT THE KIND OF PERFECTION WOMEN WANT TO SEE?

:05 girl # 1 you look at yourself and realize you can never attain that

ideal

APPARENTLY NOT. BUZZFEED ASKED FOUR WOMEN TO PARTICIPATE IN A PHOTOSHOP

EXPERIMENT

:18 girl # 2 It's hard when you see models and celebrities and you just don

't look the same.

HAD THEM MODEL IN A PROFESSIONAL PHOTO SHOOT

:30 click click

THEN PHOTOSHOPPED THE IMAGES TO MAKE THE WOMEN LOOK LIKE COVER MODELS

REMOVING CURVES. BLEMISHES. AND WRINKLES.

THEIR REACTION - TO THE COVER GIRL VERSION OF THEMSELVES - MIGHT SURPRISE

YOU.

Nats

I feel like it doesn't even look like me.

Why would you want to make someone look so different?

I like my freckles, they give me character. And the fact that they're gone,

I don't even know who that is.

Andrew Gauthier/Buzzfeed Senior Video Producer People reflexively compare

themselves to the images they see in magazine and I think this video shows

that those images, that ideal is not reality

I ALMOST DIDN'T RECOGNIZE *MYSELF* AFTER UNDERGOING A VIRTUAL NIP AND TUCK

AND THESE WOMEN WERE MORE BEWILDERED THAN EXCITED

Nats

this is how I always wanted to see myself, but now that I see it, I'm

questioning why I ever wanted to look like that.

Dr Robyn Silverman you would assume when they look at a flawless photo of

themselves they would be so excited. However women see this photo and think

to themselves where are all the aspects that make me unique and beautiful.

COULD IT BE THAT WOMEN, WHO ARE TYPICALLY THEIR OWN WORST ENEMIES AND

HARSHEST CRITICS, ARE ACTUALLY EMBRACING THE NOTION THAT THEIR IMPERFECTIONS

ARE A PART OF WHO THEY ARE? RETAILERS MIGHT SAY YES BASED ON THIS GROWING

TREND IN ADVERTISING AMERICAN EAGLE USING REAL WOMEN IN THEIR INTIMATES

SPRING COLLECTION. NO AIRBRUSHING JUST EMBRACING NATURAL BEAUTY.

Natsyou just have to know that the ideal just doesn't exist

PERHAPS A SIGN THAT WOMEN ARE BECOMING MORE COMFORTABLE IN OUR OWN UNTOUCHED

, UNPHOTOSHOPPED SKIN. Return to index of stories...


JIMMY FALLON-2 SHOT VO


LINSEY DAVIS REPORTING.

DID YOU CATCH JIMMY FALLON LAST NIGHT?

IT WAS HIS FIRST NIGHT AS HOST OF THE 'TONIGHT SHOW'.

HE LAUNCHED A ROCKET OF A PREMIERE SHOW, INCLUDING AN EVOLUTION OF HIP-HOP DANCING WITH WILL SMITH AND A PERFORMANCE BY U2 ON THE ROOF OF 30 ROCK.

ON TONIGHT'S SHOW, JIMMY WELCOMES JERRY SEINFELD, KRISTEN WIIG AND LADY GAGA. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-2 SHOT


A DISTURBING CASE OF ANIMAL ABUSE HAS ONE KANSAS GROUP HIGHLY UPSET.

"I have seen a lot of abuse cases, but never one like this where it was intentionally done to a puppy,"

A PUPPY LISTED ON CRAIGSLIST,

COVERED IN CHEMICAL BURNS, INSIDE AND OUT.

THE RESCUE GROUP IS HAVING A HARD TIME UNDERSTANDING WHY.

SPANKING HARD ENOUGH TO LEAVE REDNESS OR BRUISING ON CHILDREN.

THAT'S WHAT SOME PEOPLE IN KANSAS ARE PUSHING FOR.

NBC2 TAKES A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS CONTROVERSIAL TOPIC. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) ABUSED CRAIGSLIST PUPPIES-SOTVO


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TZ4 B) KANSAS SPANKING BILL-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-WXCTR


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ABUSED CRAIGSLIST PUPPIES-VO PLASMA


A DISTURBING STORY OUT OF KANSAS TODAY.

AN EIGHT-WEEK-OLD BLACK LAB IS RECOVERING FROM ABUSE THAT INCLUDED BEING FED BLEACH.

ANIMAL RESCUERS TOOK NOTICE AFTER THE PUP SURFACED ON CRAIGSLIST.

ALAN SHOPE REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


ABUSED CRAIGSLIST PUPPIES-PKG


"She was fed bleach," said Danielle Reno with Unleashed Pet Rescue.

An 8-week-old black lab named Bridgett was rescued then immediately rushed into surgery.

"She had scabs on her face. Her eyes were matted shut. We weren't quite sure what was going on," Reno said.

She even had metal shavings in her stomach.

"She had chemical burns on her face, in her eyes, in her mouth, down her throat and in her stomach," Reno said.

Unleashed found out about the puppies on a Craigslist add that read,"free, abused puppies." And while two of them looked OK, the abuse to the third one was overwhelming.

"I have seen a lot of abuse cases, but never one like this where it was intentionally done to a puppy," Reno said.

Reno said the police have been contacted, and while the two sisters are up for adoption in a couple of weeks, it will be some time before Bridgett will get to go anywhere.

"We're really happy that she made it through her surgery. We just have to take it step by step," Reno said. Return to index of stories...


ABUSED CRAIGSLIST PUPPIES-OC


ALAN SHOPE REPORTING.

IT'LL BE MONTHS BEFORE BRIDGETT MAKES A FULL RECOVERY.

HER BILLS ARE ALREADY CLOSE TO $5,000.

WE'VE LEARNED, THE RESCUE GROUP CARING FOR THE PUPS WILL PURSUE LEGAL ACTION FOR THIS ABUSE. Return to index of stories...


CARGO LEAVES ISS-VO


HEADED FOR DESTRUCTION.

TURNING TO SPACE AT MIDDAY.

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS.

A GIANT CARGO SHIP FULL OF TRASH LEFT THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION THIS MORNING.

IT'S EXPECTED TO SLOWLY FALL OUT OF ORBIT TOWARD EARTH TOMORROW.

BUT IT WON'T SURVIVE THE DROP,

LIKELY BURNING UP OVER THE PACIFIC OCEAN.

THE CARGO SHIP ORIGNALLY SENT SUPPLIES TO THE ISS. Return to index of stories...


SNOW MT RUSHMORE-TRX VOTOPS


CHECK THIS OUT.

ONE MINNESOTA MAN DECIDED TO CELEBRATE PRESIDENT'S DAY BY SCULPTING MOUNT RUSHMORE IN SNOW!

HE SAYS IT WAS CHALLENGING BECAUSE THE WINTER'S BEEN SO COLD THAT SNOW WAS TOO DRY TO WORK WITH.

IT ONLY TOOK HIM ABOUT ONE WEEK. Return to index of stories...


FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA.

GORGEOUS WEATHER CONTINUES

Tuesday morning started off with seasonally cool temperatures in place across Southwest Florida. Through the day, an abundance of sunshine will continue as temperatures warm into the lower 80s. Winds from the east-southeast around 5-10 mph will turn onshore near the coast this afternoon. That afternoon sea breeze will keep the highs on the beaches just a bit cooler; topping out in the upper 70s. We don't have any rain chances today or through the rest of the work week. There will be subtle differences each day as winds turn a bit more southerly and transport more humidity and a few more clouds into our area by the end of the week.

Into the weekend, we'll bring in more clouds along with the chance for a few showers late Saturday into Sunday. By no means does this look like a wash out and right now, you should go on with your weekend planning.

By Monday, we are looking at better chances for scattered showers in the area. Return to index of stories...


KANSAS SPANKING BILL-2 SHOT


SUPPORTERS OF A NEW SPANKING BILL IN KANSAS, BELIEVE CHILDREN NEED TO BE TAUGHT RESPECT.

THE BILL GIVES SCHOOL TEACHERS AND CAREGIVERS MORE POWER TO PHYSICALLY PUNISH CHILDREN.

BONYEN LEE REPORTS ON BOTH SIDES OF THIS DEBATE. Return to index of stories...


KANSAS SPANKING BILL-PKG


DEIDRE SEXTON ENJOYS BEING "NANA" WITH THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF A GUARDIAN BY DAY.

I would never ever.

BUT SEXTON SAYS SHE HAS LIMITS WITH HOW SHE DISCIPLINES HER TWO YEAR-OLD GRANDDAUGHTER?AND SHE DRAWS THE LINE AT SPANKING.

Even if the parent tells you. even if my own children told me you can discipline the grand kids. i wouldn't do it. i would find other ways of doing it.

A BILL PROPOSED IN THE KANSAS HOUSE SUGGESTS LIGHTENING THE SPANKING LAWS ALLOWING PARENTS OR ANYONE GIVEN PERMISSION BY A PARENT TO SPANK HARD ENOUGH TO LEAVE REDNESS OR BRUISING.

IT'S THE KIND OF PUNISHMENT CHILD ABUSE EXPERTS AT CHILDREN'S MERCY SAY IS ANTIQUATED.

20, 30 years ago we didn't sit in car seats and we do now. And so maybe they did spank or were spanked as a child. but now we have research taht shows it is less effective than time out. it tends to lead to more aggressive behavior with a child.

KANSAS PROPONENTS OF THE BILL SAY KIDS ARE LOSING RESPECT FOR AUTHORITY THAT PARENTS NEED TO BE ABLE TO DISCIPLINE WITHOUT FEAR. BUT 30 OTHER STATES DISAGREE AND THEY'VE BANNED CORPORAL PUNISHMENT ALTOGEHTER. Return to index of stories...


BAD BUS DRIVER-VO


BONYEN LEE REPORTING.

A BUS DRIVER IN IDAHO LOSES CONTROL.

IT'S ALL CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

YOU CAN SEE THE BUS RUN OFF THE ROAD LAST MONTH,

AND TAKE OUT LIGHT POLES AND TREES.

THE CAMERA GOES TO BLACK BEFORE THE BUS HIT A BUILDING.

INVESTIGATORS CHARGED THE DRIVER WITH NEGLIGENT DRIVING.

THEY SAY HE WAS DRIVING DROWSY.

ONE PASSENGER ON THE BUS SUFFERED MINOR INJURIES. Return to index of stories...


SOCHI OPEN-CLIP


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SOCHI TODAY-EBOX TOPS


AFTER A NIGHT OF GOLD ON THE ICE,

TEAM USA HEADS TO THE MOUNTAINS FOR SKIING AND BOBSLEDDING.

NBC'S DAVE WAGNER IS IN SOCHI,

WHERE PROBLEMS WITH THE WEATHER MONDAY COULD MEAN MORE PROBLEMS TODAY. Return to index of stories...


SOCHI TODAY-PKG


TODAY, AMERICA'S MOST DECORATED FEMALE ALPINE SKIER. WILL SHARE THE MOUNTAIN WITH THE FUTURE FOR TEAM U-S-A.

JULIA MANCUSO IS LOOKING FOR HER SECOND MEDAL OF THESE GAMES IN THE GIANT SLALOM.

AS 18-YEAR-OLD MIKAELA SHIFFRIN MAKES HER FIRST-EVER OLYMPIC RUN.

"I'm really psyched to race and I've been here before, in my head for sure. To everybody it's my first Olympics, but to me it's my thousandth , thousandth."

AS THE WOMEN'S BOBSLED TEAMS TAKE THE TRACK THEY'LL BE LOOKING TO EXTEND THEIR WINNING STREAK - AN AMERICAN SLED HAS MEDALED IN EVERY OLYMPICS COMPETITION SINCE THE EVENT'S DEBUT IN 20-02.

AFTER CARRYING THE FLAG TO LEAD TEAM U-S-A IN THE OPENING CEREMONY.

TODD LODWICK WILL TRY TO LEAD THE U-S NORDIC COMBINED TEAM TO A MEDAL TODAY.

TEAM U-S-A COULD SEE MULTIPLE MEDALS IN MEN'S SNOWBOARD CROSS. AND FREESTYLE SKIING'S HALF-PIPE.

"Everybody can kind of personally express the way they ski and nobody kind of has to do the exact same tricks."

THE TRICKS HAVE BEEN A TREAT FOR THE AMERICAN'S IN SOCHI.

U-S ATHLETES HAVE WON SEVEN MEDALS - THE MOST OF ANY NATION- IN THE SEVEN NEW OLYMPIC EVENTS THAT HAVE DEBUTED.

TO THIS POINT IN THE GAMES.

DAVE WAGNER. NBC NEWS. SOCHI. Return to index of stories...


OLYMPIC MEDAL COUNT-TRX 2 SHOT CG


DAVE WAGNER REPORTING.

IT'S TIME TO GIVE YOU THE UPDATED MEDAL COUNT.

THIS IS YOUR WARNING, WE ARE ABOUT TO START THE MUSIC AND SHOW YOU THE RESULTS.

IF YOU DON'T WANT TO SEE THEM, NOW IS THE TIME TO LOOK AWAY. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH ARMED ROBBERY-VO TOPS


TAKING A LOOK AT OUR TOP STORIES AT NOON.

THREE PEOPLE ARE NOW IN CUSTODY WANTED IN CONNECTION WITH A CAR JACKING IN LEHIGH ACRES.

IT HAPPENED THIS MORNING ON ICHABOD AVENUE.

THE CAR WAS FOUND ABOUT 9 MILES AWAY ALONG VERONICA SHOEMAKER IN FORT MYERS.

OFFICERS SAY THE THREE PEOPLE WHO FLED FROM THE CAR WERE TAKEN INTO CUSTODY A SHORT TIME LATER.

NOBODY WAS HURT. Return to index of stories...


SR 82 FATAL CRASH-SS TOPS VO


INVESTIGATORS IN LEE COUNTY BELIEVE, A MAN, WHO CAUSED A DEADLY CRASH LATE LAST YEAR, ALONG STATE ROAD 82, WAS DRUNK AT THE TIME.

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES ARRESTED REMIJIO PEREZ TODAY.

INVESTIGATORS SAY BACK IN NOVEMBER PEREZ FAILED TO STOP AT A STOP SIGN AT COLUMBUS BOULEVARD AND STATE ROAD 82 IN LEHIGH ACRES.

TWO MEN WERE KILLED IN THE CRASH.

PEREZ IS NOW CHARGED WITH TWO COUNTS OF D-U-I MANSLAUGHTER. Return to index of stories...


CLEAN WATER PROTEST-VOTOPS


ACTIVISTS ARE HEADED TO TALLAHASSEE.

THEY WANT POLITICANS TO SIGN THE "FLORIDIANS CLEAN WATER DECLARATION.

NBC2 IS RIDING THE BUS WITH THEM.

THE CAMPAIGN COMES AFTER LAST SUMMER'S ABOVE-AVERAGEWATER RELEASES FROM LAKE OKEECHOBEE.

THE WATER TRANSFORMED LEE COUNTY BEACHES AND DROVE TOURISTS AWAY. Return to index of stories...


MARKET WATCH-SATLIVE


TAKING ONE LAST LOOK AT THE DOW THIS HOUR. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE-3-SHOT


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